diet for body ~ for mind ~ for spirit



I’m not a big fan of testimonials, as it always feels like I am trying to blow my own trumpet.

But, here are a handful of weight-loss and wellness related testimonials for those that like to read them.

And to all the lovely people who have recommended and endorsed me both in person and in written testimonials over the years, I am humbled and appreciative for your kind words, and, more importantly, the incredible effort that you put in while under my coaching care.

Respect to all.

Deborah, T.

“Working with Martyn changed my life in ways I never thought possible.

At 58 years old, I was overweight, constantly depressed after the death of my husband, and completely lost for motivation.

I read about the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand, a more than 3,000-kilometre trek from Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island, to Bluff at the bottom of the South Island.

I never thought I’d be able to do something like that, but with lots and lots of Martyn’s guidance and support, I not only lost over 40 kgs, but my confidence and joy for life returned, and I got fit and strong and accomplished this, for me, incredible feat.

Martyn’s expertise and passion for helping others achieve their health and fitness goals is truly inspiring. He was there every step of the way, encouraging me and pushing me to reach my full potential. The results I achieved with his help were for me a miracle, and I will be forever grateful.

If you’re looking for a coach who will help you transform your body and your life, look no further than Martyn.”

Michael, C.

“Marty was there for me when I needed a coach; he guided me to completely transform my body, my health and my life, in the lead up to having kids.

He cares deeply about helping people and understands what it takes to get someone to buy in to their goal and follow through. His knowledge and experience is broad and deep in this field, and the results I got working with him are amazing, losing 50 kgs and fully achieving my objective.

I’ll always be thankful to Marty for changing my life – he’s the real deal.”

Simone, B.

“When I first started working with Martyn, I was at a low point in my life. As a mother of five kids, I was struggling to balance family life with taking care of myself. My weight had gotten out of control. I was feeling fatigued and run down all the time, and I had lost touch with my own health and wellness and sense of self.

With Martyn’s assistance, I was able to turn things around in a BIG WAY!

He helped me lose over 30 kilos, improve my strength and my fitness, and regain control over my health and wellness. What’s more, he made it possible for me to prioritise my own health without neglecting my responsibilities as a mother.

His approach was tailored to my individual needs and goals, which made it possible for me to stick to it. He provided a wealth of knowledge, and was always pushing me to be my best self. He was patient and supportive and held me accountable and helped me stay on track.

Thanks to Martyn, I feel healthier and happier than I have in years, maybe even ever, and I’m grateful for all that he has done for me. Thank you. I couldn’t have done it without you.”

Gary, S.

“Marty changed my life. At 25, I was obese and single and I felt hopeless and had no confidence.

I didn’t believe that I could change, but Marty is a great coach. He showed me how to make healthy choices and supported me all the way. The results that we achieved over a twelve month period were unbelievable.

I am now married and have a daughter. I owe so much to Marty and will be forever grateful for his help in transforming my life.”

Rachel, O

“I was a professional dancer for years, but a severe injury forced me to have to give it up. 

The abrupt change in my lifestyle combined with unhealthy eating habits led to significant weight gain. 

I felt like I had lost a part of myself and didn’t know how to get it back.

I was introduced to Marty by a friend who had trained with him. 

From our first session, I knew he was different, highly empathetic and compassionate. He listened to my concerns and my fears and tailored a plan specifically for me.

He encouraged me to switch back to a healthy diet, which I did, and he helped me rediscover my love for physical activity by introducing me to new workouts and new ways of training.

In just three months, I lost over 15 kgs.

Not only did I get my body back, but along the way Marty helped me regain my confidence and self-esteem. I’m so grateful for his help and support, as I know I wouldn’t have been able to do it without him. 

If you’re looking to get your life back on track, Marty is the answer.”

Paulina, J.

“I was always a bit overweight, but after all the Covid lockdowns and all the inactivity and eating I blew up like a balloon.

I asked Martyn for help and he was amazing. He changed my diet and exercise around and I actually felt that I was eating more food than before. I lost just under 18 kilograms in less than six months plus I was a lot more toned and firm than I had ever been. I couldn’t be happier.”

Gisela, P.

Martyn was instrumental in helping me make significant changes in my life.

As a thirty-eight-year-old University professor, I found myself struggling with an unhealthy weight, a smoking habit, and a growing problem with alcohol consumption.

Martyn’s expertise and passion for helping people achieve their goals was evident from the beginning. He provided me with the motivation, education, and accountability I needed to make meaningful and lasting changes in my life.

With Martyn’s guidance and support, I was able to lose weight, quit smoking, and regain control over my drinking. 

I highly recommend Martyn to anyone seeking to improve their overall health and well-being. He is an exceptional coach with a wealth of knowledge and experience in this field.”

David, E.

“I’d wanted to lose weight and had been trying to lose weight for most of my adult life and had failed dismally. 

I was told about Martyn from a friend at work and I thought what the hell I’ll give it another go.

He put me on a low carb diet, which I hated, and he stopped me doing all my gym work that I loved to do so I hated that as well, and he got me to walk as much as I could, which I also hated.

In the first month I lost 9 kilos. In the second month I lost 7.5 kilos. And in the third month I lost a bit over 5 kilos. Over 21 kilos in three months.

Over one year later and I’ve not put any weight back on. I actually lost a bit more and got my abs hard as a rock. I get a new gym training routine off him regularly and I know I will never go back to being fat.

I could not have done this without him. There is no better training coach in the world.”

Vincent, H.

“I never imagined I’d be facing a battle with cancer, but after my prostate cancer diagnosis, even though I was down and depressed, I was determined to come out on the other side stronger and healthier.

That was all good in theory, but in practise, without any real knowledge the road to recovery was becoming a difficult one for me, and I found myself feeling weak and lacking energy and motivation and the extra weight I was carrying only added to my overall health problems.

That’s when I met Martyn.

He was more than just a coach – he was a beacon of hope.

He listened to my story, understood my struggles, and intuitively seemed to know just the right thing to say at just the right time, and the most important thing for me, was that he wasn’t just focused on the numbers on the scale, but on improving my overall health and well-being.

Martyn helped me physically, emotionally, and spiritually and I will be forever grateful for this.

He has a gift for what he does and I wouldn’t be where I am today without him.”

Maria, C.

“I was very skeptical about working with a personal coach as I thought it would be too intense and intrusive, and I wasn’t sure if I was ready for the level of accountability that comes with that kind of thing.

After meeting Martyn and getting him to coach me, I quickly realised that my worries were unfounded.

From the very first session I knew that I had made the right decision. Martyn’s approach was kind and understanding, and he helped me see the changes I wanted to make in a way that felt both manageable and achievable. 

He taught me how to make healthier choices that were very doable and sustainable, which provided me with the tools and information that I needed to reach my goals.

He was always there to offer me encouragement and support and I was amazed at how quickly I started to see the results.

Working with Martyn was the best decision I ever made.

I am very grateful for his help in helping me to change my life and I know that I will never go back to where I was before. 

I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a coach to help you make positive changes in your life.”